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32 Red Maple ‘Armstrong’

(Acer rubrum ‘Armstrong’)

This fast growing, upright tree becomes 50 feet to 75 feet tall and retains a narrow form. New foliage emerges vibrant red and turns dark green in the summer. Fall color is usually orange-red to yellow-orange (in warmer climates) but not as brilliant as other varieties. It has smooth, silver-gray bark that becomes deeply ridged with age. Showy red flowers precede foliage on intriguing reddish branches. This tree is native to the eastern U.S.